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Bioprospecting Algae for Nanosized Materials

Bioprospecting Algae for Nanosized Materials
Bioprospecting Algae for Nanosized Materials

Bioprospecting Algae for Nanosized Materials

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Algae are simple, primitive, heterogeneous, autotrophic, eukaryotic or prokaryotic organisms that lead a symbiotic, parasitic or free-living mode of life. Microalgae and macroalgae possess great potential in various fields of application. Microalgae are ubiquitous and extremely diverse microorganisms that can accumulate toxic contaminants and heavy metals from wastewater, making them a superior candidate to become a powerful nanofactory. Algae were discovered to reduce the presence of metal ions, and afterwards aid in the biosynthesis of nanoparticles. Since algae-mediated biogenic nanoparticles are eco-friendly, cost-effective, high-yielding, speedy and energy-efficient, a large number of studies have been published on them in the last few years. This book focuses on recent progress on the utilization of algae for the synthesis of nanoparticles, their characterization and the possible mechanisms involved.
Bioprospecting Algae for Nanosized Materials describes the synthesis of algal nanomaterials and its application in various fields for sustainable development. This book outlines the procedures to prepare phyconanomaterials, techniques to utilize the nanomaterials, and applications in agriculture, environment and medicine.

Devarajan Thangadurai is Associate Professor at Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India. He received his PhD in Botany from Sri Krishnadevaraya University in South India as CSIR Senior Research Fellow with funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. He served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Madeira, Portugal, University of Delhi, India and ICAR National Research Centre for Banana, India. He is the recipient of the Best Young Scientist Award with a Gold Medal from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India and the VGST-SMYSR Young Scientist Award of the Government of Karnataka, Republic of India. He has authored and edited more than twenty five books with publishers of national/international reputation. He has also visited twenty four countries in Africa, Middle East, Asia and Europe for academic visits, scientific meetings and international collaborations.

Jeyabalan Sangeetha is Assistant Professor in Central University of Kerala at Kasaragod, Kerala, India. She earned her BSc in Microbiology and PhD in Environmental Science from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. She holds an MSc in Environmental Science from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. She is the recipient of Tamil Nadu Government Scholarship and Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship of University Grants Commission, Government of India for her doctoral studies. She served as Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow and UGC Postdoctoral Fellow at Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India during 2012-2016 with funding from University Grants Commission, Government of India, New Delhi. She has published more than 80 publications of research articles, book chapters and books with international publishers including Springer Nature, Switzerland, Taylor & Francis, UK and IK International, India. Her research interests are in the fields of Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology and Environmental Nanotechnology.

Ram Prasad is associated with Department of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar, India. His research interest includes applied microbiology, plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than one hundred and fifty publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles and book chapters, and five patents issued or pending and edited or authored several books. Dr. Prasad has 12 years of teaching experience, and he has been awarded the Young Scientist Award (2007), Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal (2009), FSAB Award (2010), American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators (2014), Outstanding Scientist Award (2015), BRICPL Science Investigator Award (2017) and Research Excellence Award (2018). He has been serving as editorial board members for Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Nutrition, Phyton - International Journal of Experimental Botany, Academia Journal of Biotechnology and Book Series Editor of Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences by Springer Nature. Previously, Dr. Prasad served as Assistant Professor, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India; Visiting Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, USA and Research Associate Professor at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.


  • Publisher
    Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences
  • Edition
  • Pub date
    Mar 2023
  • Pages
  • Theme
    Scientific equipment, experiments and techniques
  • Dimensions
    235 x 155 x 25 mm
  • Weight
    698 gram
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  • Paperback / Sewn
    Paperback / Sewn
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